3 July 2007
MONDRIAN, Piet (1872-1944). Two autograph letters signed, to the architect, sculptor and stage designer Frederich John Kiesler (one also to his wife Stephy), 353 East 56th Street, New York, 3 January and 6 October 1941, together 3 pages, folio and 4to (slight wear along one fold).
'I am very happy you appreciated my work again -- This time it was naturalistic work, but that is the same to me!'. Three months after moving from London to New York, poor health and work has prevented Mondrian from writing. Arrangements for seeing them must be made by post however, 'I do not know to manage the telephone'. He pays tribute to his friend Harry Holtzman, who helped him to New York after a 'difficult time' in London.
Kiesler (1892-1965) moved to New York in 1926, collaborating with the Surrealists; his designs included the biomorphic furniture in his Abstract Gallery room of Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century art salon (1942), and the 'Endless House'. (2)
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